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Merck Animal Health, AVMF Announce Veterinary Student Innovation Award Winners

Friday, June 29, 2018

Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), recently announced the winners of the 2018 Veterinary Student Innovation Awards.

AVMF provides $25,000 in emergency disaster relief to assist tribal nations in Montana

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) announced that it has provided a $25,000 grant to support Montana reservations in need of hay due to the impact of recent winter storms.

The AVMF grant will go toward replenishing hay supplies to help thousands of cattle and horses struggling to survive in the Fort Belknap, Northern Cheyenne and Blackfeet tribal reservations. These tribes have reported more than 150 livestock deaths due to the extreme cold and record amounts of snowfall.  This winter's hay shortages were compounded by Montana's drought last summer and the wildfires that damaged more than one million acres in the state during the fall of 2017.  These three successive severe weather events led to this emergency for thousands of animals in Montana.

Veterinary foundations announce recipients of pharmacology research grants

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) have selected two veterinary researchers as recipients of the organizations’ pharmacology research grants.

Dr. Derek Foster, assistant professor of ruminant health and production in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of the AVMF/VPRF Veterinary Pharmacology Research Grant of nearly $30,000. Dr. Foster is conducting research on the continuous sampling of the bovine udder by ultrafiltration to assess the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intramammary ceftiofur.

Dr. Duncan X. Lascelles, professor of small animal surgery and pain management and director of the comparative pain research and education program at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, received the organizations’ nearly $15,000 Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Research Grant. Dr. Lascelles’ research focuses on the pharmacokinetics of gabapentin in cats by three routes of administration.

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Date: July 22, 2017
Location: AVMA Convention 2017 - Indianapolis, IN

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